|The Church at Little Gidding|
Midwinter spring is its own season Sempiternal though sodden towards sundown, Suspended in time, between pole and tropic. - from ‘Little Gidding’ (No. 4 of “Four Quartets”) by T.S. EliotThis Sunday forms the transition in the Lenten Season from the focus on our own need for repentance to Christ’s work of bringing about our reconciliation with God. Thus, it turns our attention from our sin (which can become a sort of obsession if we are not careful) towards God’s love. Like Eliot’s ‘Midwinter spring,” we have come to a moment that is between two seemingly opposite things: Ash Wednesday and Easter Day… yet this moment is but part of a reality of which both Holy Days partake.